Is or are there any structure(s) that do not require a permit?


A residential land use permit shall not be required for residential non-habitable (non-shoreland) structure of less than two hundred (200) square feet in area, or for a private communication device if not in a floodplain.

Shoreland properties (per Act 55) all structures require a permit.   In the Shoreland Area, structure shall mean a principal structure or any accessory structure including a garage, shed, boathouse, sidewalk, walkway, patio, deck, retaining wall, porch or firepit.

Temporary structure(s) of more than two hundred (200) square feet shall require a temporary permit. 

Landings with steps shall not require a land use permit provided the landing area does not exceed 40 square feet, however, if landing is enclosed or covered a land use permit is required.

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1. Do I need a building permit?
2. Is or are there any structure(s) that do not require a permit?
3. If my building is on skids, do I need a permit?
4. Must I have the actual permit in hand before I can start doing what I have applied for?
5. What attachments do I need to include with my permit application?
6. If I come to the planning and zoning office and complete my permit application will I be able to leave with my permit?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. Can I Run a Business or Change the Use on my Property?
9. Can I Change or Convert the Use of my Accessory Structure?
10. When I apply for a permit will someone actually inspect the site?
11. What should I do to prepare the site for inspection?
12. Must I be present during the site inspection?
13. I am in the process of buying property and would like the land use permit in my name. How do I go about doing this?
14. I am interested in purchasing or I recently purchased a parcel of land and would like to know if it is buildable, could I have an Inspector come out to the property and do an inspection?
15. Can my contractor / agent apply for my permit?
16. Can I build in an Ag-1 or F-1 Zoning District?
17. Do I need a permit to build on my farm?